The LLK as she appears in flight. Note that the guns are made to scale in this rendering, but I had to make them much thicker in the STL file in order to be printed at 1/1000 scale.
The powerhouse of the Rhunnish Armada, the flying battlecruiser LLK (abbreviation of the Rhunnish translation). This weapon brought the airship from the realm of romance back into the hands of the military as the single most formidable flying machine ever built.
The steam-powered vessel uses a portion of its own exhaust to heat massive air tanks in the hull, which are equipped with check valves to allow air to escape as it is heated, thus making the ship light enough for the four enormous turbines to lift it. The frame is steel (that's simply unavoidable for a structure of this size), as is the armour over critical areas, but a good portion of the ship is constructed of aluminium, again to reduce weight and also because very few weapons aside from naval cannons are powerful enough to pose any significant threat to this ship.
The LLK-class airship is armed with fifteen 350-mm cannons in five turrets, eight 250-mm cannons in four turrets, and 96 50-mm autocannons in 48 turrets (fixed in place on this model, they are barely visible when printed), making it one of the most heavily-armed pieces of Rhunnish military hardware, outclassed only by the Red Sun class surface battleship with its 500-mm cannons.
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